Period
to 24 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 5,036 13,898 19,471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 10.08% 11.22% 12.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.72% 41.49% 44.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,954 12,715 17,948
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 14,098 33,501 43,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.21% 27.05% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12,067 27,935 36,180
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.19% +2.75%
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 1,769 £62,500 +4.17% 284
South East +1 1,120 £50,000 +11.11% 247
North of England -2 970 £45,000 +2.86% 348
North West +4 611 £47,500 +7.95% 217
Midlands -1 564 £45,000 +5.88% 187
South West +1 411 £42,500 - 100
West Midlands -5 334 £42,500 -5.56% 91
Yorkshire -7 312 £45,000 +2.27% 103
East Midlands 0 227 £47,500 +18.75% 96
East of England -11 170 £50,000 +11.11% 84
North East -11 46 £42,500 +21.43% 28
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 2,600 (51.63%) SQL
2 2,480 (49.25%) .NET
3 2,351 (46.68%) C#
4 2,073 (41.16%) Azure
5 1,951 (38.74%) Microsoft
6 1,770 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
7 1,545 (30.68%) JavaScript
8 1,213 (24.09%) ASP.NET
9 1,136 (22.56%) MVC
10 1,070 (21.25%) DevOps
11 1,036 (20.57%) Finance
12 1,032 (20.49%) HTML
13 1,002 (19.90%) CSS
14 924 (18.35%) Windows
15 900 (17.87%) .NET Core
16 834 (16.56%) AngularJS
17 813 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
18 805 (15.98%) T-SQL
19 785 (15.59%) .NET Framework
20 715 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 708 (14.06%) AWS
22 659 (13.09%) Git (software)
23 648 (12.87%) Oracle
24 624 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC
25 620 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 618 (12.27%) Microservices
27 616 (12.23%) React
28 613 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
29 601 (11.93%) Scrum
30 599 (11.89%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 287 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 268 (5.32%) IIS
3 141 (2.80%) Apache
4 129 (2.56%) Confluence
5 111 (2.20%) NServiceBus
6 109 (2.16%) MS Exchange
7 100 (1.99%) CMS
8 98 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
9 81 (1.61%) Apache Spark
10 45 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 44 (0.87%) Tomcat
12 43 (0.85%) Skype for Business
13 39 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
14 35 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 32 (0.64%) Umbraco
16 26 (0.52%) SAS
17 25 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
17 25 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
18 23 (0.46%) WebLogic
19 19 (0.38%) EPiServer
Applications
1 208 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.040%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.040%) Inkscape
6 2 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.040%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.020%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.020%) Simulink
7 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 161 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
6 13 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 12 (0.24%) SAP GTS
8 10 (0.20%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.18%) iTrent
9 9 (0.18%) Maximo
9 9 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
9 9 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
10 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.16%) R3 Corda
10 8 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.14%) Elite 3E
11 7 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 7 (0.14%) Visualfiles
12 6 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 2,073 (41.16%) Azure
2 708 (14.06%) AWS
3 535 (10.62%) Power Platform
4 294 (5.84%) Office 365
5 267 (5.30%) PaaS
6 244 (4.85%) IaaS
7 210 (4.17%) SaaS
8 188 (3.73%) GCP
9 180 (3.57%) Serverless
10 142 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
11 128 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
12 124 (2.46%) Azure Data Factory
13 117 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 117 (2.32%) GitHub
14 80 (1.59%) Apigee
15 70 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
16 67 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
16 67 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
17 65 (1.29%) Amazon S3
18 51 (1.01%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 221 (4.39%) Skype
2 173 (3.44%) Firewall
3 144 (2.86%) DNS
4 117 (2.32%) HTTP
5 95 (1.89%) DHCP
6 85 (1.69%) SAN
6 85 (1.69%) WAN
7 77 (1.53%) Internet
7 77 (1.53%) VPN
8 63 (1.25%) LAN
9 58 (1.15%) TCP/IP
10 41 (0.81%) Network Security
11 38 (0.75%) VoIP
12 27 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (0.52%) VLAN
14 21 (0.42%) NetScaler
15 19 (0.38%) NAS
16 18 (0.36%) Wireless
17 17 (0.34%) MPLS
18 15 (0.30%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 620 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 599 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
4 479 (9.51%) Power BI
5 432 (8.58%) MySQL
6 358 (7.11%) NoSQL
7 351 (6.97%) Relational Database
8 331 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
9 314 (6.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 270 (5.36%) MongoDB
11 241 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 226 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
13 172 (3.42%) Data Lake
14 158 (3.14%) Tableau
15 120 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
16 113 (2.24%) Big Data
17 106 (2.10%) Amazon Redshift
17 106 (2.10%) SQL Server 2019
18 104 (2.07%) Oracle Database
19 98 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 659 (13.09%) Git (software)
2 288 (5.72%) Visual Studio
3 271 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 264 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 224 (4.45%) JIRA
6 209 (4.15%) TeamCity
7 169 (3.36%) Selenium
8 152 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 101 (2.01%) NUnit
10 92 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 85 (1.69%) GitLab
12 76 (1.51%) WebDriver
13 74 (1.47%) Artifactory
13 74 (1.47%) Bitbucket
14 71 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
15 69 (1.37%) Subversion
16 63 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 59 (1.17%) Cucumber
18 58 (1.15%) MSTest
19 55 (1.09%) Moq
General
1 1,036 (20.57%) Finance
2 188 (3.73%) Banking
3 136 (2.70%) Retail
4 116 (2.30%) Public Sector
5 110 (2.18%) Back Office
6 90 (1.79%) Marketing
7 80 (1.59%) Games
8 76 (1.51%) Law
9 73 (1.45%) Front Office
10 68 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 59 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 52 (1.03%) Legal
13 50 (0.99%) Advertising
14 45 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.64%) Local Government
16 24 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 23 (0.46%) Electronics
18 14 (0.28%) Publishing
19 13 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 13 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,634 (52.30%) Developer
2 1,077 (21.39%) .NET Developer
3 749 (14.87%) C# Developer
4 552 (10.96%) Senior Developer
5 488 (9.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 477 (9.47%) Analyst
7 435 (8.64%) Software Developer
8 347 (6.89%) SQL Developer
9 308 (6.12%) Architect
10 244 (4.85%) Full Stack Developer
11 243 (4.83%) DBA
12 225 (4.47%) Senior .NET Developer
13 212 (4.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 178 (3.53%) .NET Software Developer
14 178 (3.53%) C# Software Developer
15 176 (3.49%) Data Engineer
16 167 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
17 165 (3.28%) SQL DBA
18 163 (3.24%) Software Engineer
19 156 (3.10%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,480 (49.25%) .NET
2 1,213 (24.09%) ASP.NET
3 1,032 (20.49%) HTML
4 1,002 (19.90%) CSS
5 900 (17.87%) .NET Core
6 834 (16.56%) AngularJS
7 785 (15.59%) .NET Framework
8 624 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 616 (12.23%) React
10 613 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 520 (10.33%) Web Services
12 508 (10.09%) jQuery
13 446 (8.86%) REST
14 443 (8.80%) Entity Framework
15 346 (6.87%) ASP.NET Core
16 343 (6.81%) HTML5
17 284 (5.64%) XML
18 255 (5.06%) RESTful
19 249 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 240 (4.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 456 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 345 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
3 155 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 130 (2.58%) Hedge funds
5 124 (2.46%) Replication
6 110 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 105 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 100 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 100 (1.99%) User Experience
9 99 (1.97%) Clustering
10 76 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 63 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 63 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 59 (1.17%) Cloud Native
13 57 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 55 (1.09%) Private Cloud
15 35 (0.69%) Reinsurance
16 33 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 33 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
17 32 (0.64%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 924 (18.35%) Windows
2 435 (8.64%) Windows Server
3 376 (7.47%) Linux
4 113 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 111 (2.20%) Unix
6 90 (1.79%) Android
7 84 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 76 (1.51%) Windows 10
9 65 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 48 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 46 (0.91%) CentOS
13 41 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
14 24 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.38%) Solaris
16 13 (0.26%) AIX
16 13 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.24%) VMS
18 11 (0.22%) Fedora
18 11 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,770 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,136 (22.56%) MVC
3 1,070 (21.25%) DevOps
4 813 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
5 618 (12.27%) Microservices
6 601 (11.93%) Scrum
7 579 (11.50%) TDD
8 498 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
9 454 (9.02%) ETL
10 447 (8.88%) Software Engineering
11 436 (8.66%) Test Automation
12 416 (8.26%) Web Development
13 415 (8.24%) OO
14 359 (7.13%) Analytics
15 341 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
16 328 (6.51%) Mentoring
17 321 (6.37%) Unit Testing
18 316 (6.27%) BDD
19 300 (5.96%) Computer Science
20 294 (5.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,600 (51.63%) SQL
2 2,351 (46.68%) C#
3 1,545 (30.68%) JavaScript
4 805 (15.98%) T-SQL
5 591 (11.74%) Python
6 461 (9.15%) Java
7 435 (8.64%) PowerShell
8 291 (5.78%) TypeScript
9 163 (3.24%) VB.NET
10 143 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 117 (2.32%) C++
12 111 (2.20%) PHP
13 107 (2.12%) VB
14 80 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 73 (1.45%) R
16 52 (1.03%) Ruby
17 50 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 50 (0.99%) Shell Script
18 45 (0.89%) C
19 41 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 578 (11.48%) Degree
2 179 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 173 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 166 (3.30%) Security Cleared
5 104 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 83 (1.65%) MCSE
7 71 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 69 (1.37%) CCNA
9 65 (1.29%) MCSA
10 52 (1.03%) MCP
11 48 (0.95%) Sun Certification
12 31 (0.62%) DV Cleared
13 28 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
14 23 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.46%) Master's Degree
14 23 (0.46%) PhD
15 22 (0.44%) MCTS
16 18 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
17 17 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (4.81%) QA
2 94 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 86 (1.71%) SLA
4 82 (1.63%) GDPR
5 32 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.54%) NIST
7 22 (0.44%) PMO
8 12 (0.24%) COBIT
9 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.14%) IFRS
11 6 (0.12%) MiFID
11 6 (0.12%) PSD2
11 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.060%) EMIR
12 3 (0.060%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.040%) GAMP
13 2 (0.040%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.040%) UCITS
14 1 (0.020%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 497 (9.87%) Docker
2 476 (9.45%) Active Directory
3 219 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 46 (0.91%) vSphere
6 40 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.38%) XenApp
9 18 (0.36%) VirtualBox
10 16 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 14 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (0.24%) Firmware
12 12 (0.24%) HDFS
13 11 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.16%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.16%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.14%) GlusterFS
17 5 (0.099%) KVM
17 5 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 404 (8.02%) Kubernetes
2 182 (3.61%) Terraform
3 151 (3.00%) Ansible
4 94 (1.87%) SCCM
5 90 (1.79%) Puppet
6 83 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
9 30 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 21 (0.42%) WSUS
11 19 (0.38%) MIIS
12 18 (0.36%) Grafana
12 18 (0.36%) Packer
13 17 (0.34%) HAProxy
13 17 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
14 16 (0.32%) Data Guard
14 16 (0.32%) Nagios
15 14 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
16 13 (0.26%) Kibana
16 13 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,951 (38.74%) Microsoft
2 648 (12.87%) Oracle
3 369 (7.33%) VMware
4 186 (3.69%) Google
5 107 (2.12%) Cisco
6 93 (1.85%) Databricks
7 91 (1.81%) Citrix
7 91 (1.81%) IBM
7 91 (1.81%) SAP
8 59 (1.17%) Xamarin
9 57 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 56 (1.11%) HP
11 49 (0.97%) Dell
12 47 (0.93%) Sybase
13 44 (0.87%) Veeam
14 40 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
15 35 (0.69%) Atlassian
16 33 (0.66%) ServiceNow
17 30 (0.60%) Informatica
17 30 (0.60%) SolarWinds